Shawna started her career in hairdressing 17 years ago at a busy and highly acclaimed Queen west salon in Toronto where she learned to cut hair with great skill and detail. She furthered her education in New York and the U.K. at Bumble and Bumble and Toni & Guy and used the skills she has learned to hone her own unique style of cutting.
Shawna has dipped her toes into many aspects of the industry. She has worked in television (both on screen and off), music videos, editorial/print, campaigns, runway and platform/stage. Her background education in fashion design and photography from Ryerson University makes her a natural in these things, however, her main focus continues to be the craft of haircutting and sharing this through education.
Being highly empathetic and attuned to others makes Shawna a gifted teacher whether it be educating stylists or clients in the chair. She truly believes that we all have something amazing to contribute and approaches life in this manner.
She is inspired by street culture and travel and can often be found planning her next big adventure with her husband and two young kids.